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Huong Lai

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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 305
    Excellent
  • 181
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem, great service and wonderful food

Visited for dinner during our stay in HCMC, the restaurant is a little hidden so you need to make sure you know where you are going. When you do find it though the restaurant is highly recommended. Staff are friendly, welcoming and the level of service excellent. Food is of a high quality and great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ross H
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited for dinner during our stay in HCMC, the restaurant is a little hidden so you need to make sure you know where you are going. When you do find it though the restaurant is highly recommended. Staff are friendly, welcoming and the level of service excellent. Food is of a high quality and great value for money. Atmosphere is... More 

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Thank Ross H
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first day in HCM so called in here, we were seated upstairs, there were lots of Vietnamese eating here so thought that was a good start. The menu is also in English, we had 2 noodle dishes which were beautiful, only a couple of the staff spoke English, but that was fine. Well worth trying

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Thank PJ T
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this lovely restaurant on our last night in Vietnam. It was quite hard to find because although it is number 38 there are a few premises with the same address. So glad we walked on further and found it, it was such a lovely place. Great staff who were all very polite and attentive. Lovely to see that... More 

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Thank sue w
Thornton, Colorado
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we knew we wanted to dine at Huong Lai. We really liked the concept of giving young people the skills needed to find a job. The service was very good even though when we arrived, the restaurant was quite full with several large groups just seated ahead of us. Our waitress came to apologize... More 

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Thank Ellen L
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the Vietnamese restaurants we visited in Saigon this was universally our favourite. Nice ambience, very attentive waitstaff and great food. Would revisit next time in Saigon.

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Thank FinB
Auckland
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183 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely restaurant with friendly staff and a feel good factor. The food was only ok but we would go back just because it was a nice place to be.

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Thank jwjg
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there because it was recommended and near our hotel. Luckily we stopped to book because it was full with local customers. They accepted a reservation for later in the evening. We went back after a nice walk in the area. We agree with other reviews: great food , very nice young people serving.. If you are in the... More 

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Thank serena b
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a party of 10, two families with older teenagers. We loved this place, you could miss it easily if you walked along the street, as the signage and entry is quite discreet. The service and food is amazing. They are so accommodating. You need to book in early if you want to dine here. Excellent value for money... More 

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Thank SuziQ1965
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled on this restaurant by chance It didn't look much from outside but once inside and up stairs it was great.The food was Delicious and tasty Vietnamese cuise. The staff where very friendly. This is a training restaurant of formerly disadvantaged youth. 'They are very professional' highly recommened this restuarant if you like Vietnamese food, you need to book

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Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An antique dining place, taste of Vietnamese cuisine Amazing ! Call them to make reservation before you are enter the premises, there is always full house ! staff are fully trained , and helpful ! even most of them are from former street children, orphans and youth from very poor families. Huong Lai has provided them an opportunity to better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?